Colophon reads: Imprime a Paris pour Iaques Keruer libraire ... & fut acheve de imprimer le xxiij iour de Novembre Mil cinq cens.xliij
Of the 197 woodcuts, seven are repeats and the last ten and their text were added by the translator, probably Jean Martin. The 5 x 5 cm. woodcuts have been attributed to Jean Cousin (probably the elder) and to Jean Goujon. Mortimer opines that at least two different artists were involved. Cuts on a6v and a8v are mounted over misprinted ill
Mortimer, R. French 16th cent.
Murray, C.F. French books
Praz, M. 17th-cent. imagery
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in late-19th/early-20th-century blue morocco by Jean-Phillippe Belz (signed at front). The covers are panelled in gilt with the super-ex-libris of Victor Massena, Prince d'Essling, in their centers. The spine is panelled and tooled in gilt with the monogram "VM" in each compartment. The turn-ins are richly tooled in gilt and the doublures are of red watered silk
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found. No pagination.
Martin, Ian, -approximately 1553, attributed name, woodcutter; Cousin, Jean, approximately 1490-1560? attributed name, woodcutter; Goujon, Jean, active 16th century, attributed name, woodcutter; Kerver, Jacques, -1583, printer; Belz, Jean-Philippe, 1831-1917, binder; Essling, Victor Massena, prince d', 1836-1910, former owner